Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Garden Room Just Before the **Snow**??....

The new "garden room" finished just in time for SNOW! I will take you on a little tutorial tour from beginning to end.....

Step 1 - Picking the right spot - just on the other side of that tree.....a nice shady spot beside the Iris.....

Step 2 - Laying a rock "patio" with rocks gathered around the yard & pulled in the wagon to the "spot".....

Step 3 - Digging out a path to lay a brick walk which starts from the side porch by the kitchen door....the bricks - FREE - came from TZ's sister just up the road....THAT was the hardest part - loading the bricks to bring them home & then unloading them to this spot! HARD work!

Step 4 - Cutesy lil' brick pansy bed with leftover bricks......Cookie following the yellow brick road - we couldn't help singing that of course while we were laying the path....

Step 5 - White chair & cushions - two different curb finds --- green chair - one dollar @ g. sale.....

Step 6 - Hung a wind chime, pots of plants, little bird bath, angel statue....I think I will hang some Christmas lights around & over it to light it up for the holidays!

It was getting dark so my pictures aren't too bright - by the end of the day & all finished - I was very happy with the completion of this project & proud to say it was done at almost no cost - it should be called the frugal room....lol

Luckily living in Texas I will have many days even during the winter to meander down the curvy brick walk to sit in this "room" that I put together on a whim. I'm calling it the "reading garden" - it's the perfect place to take a book or magazine to relax with a cup of tea.



YES it SNOWED in TEXAS today which is a rare occurrence for this early in December. I was shocked when I opened the door this morning to let Cabo & Cookie out for their morning romp to the woods - Snow~Snow~Snow~Snow~Snow~~~ I have to admit it was BEAUTIFUL & I am now getting very much into the Christmas spirit!

6 comments:

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Perfect! What a lovely "room"....I'd love doing some reading there.

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Noni at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Just WONDERFUL! I am most impressed by your laying that brick path and patio area!! Dang! That is hard work... and, very well done. This past spring I tackled our sunless little back yard and made it into a gravel floored room. I love it! We didn't get snow in Tyler... but, it is gloomy cold. Fortunately, we know that won't last long... then we will have days to spend outside again! Great job!

~~Carol~~ said...

Whew! What alot of work that must have been, but I bet it was a labor of love! Your garden room looks like a really lovely spot to read or book. And how come you get snow and we don't, way up here in Illinois?! Not that I want any yet. Christmas Eve and Day would do just fine!

Deb said...

Love your outdoor room....the snow was pretty....glad it didn't hang around long...crazy Texas weather..

Brandy said...

Love the pics Kathy! I keep thinking I need to stop by one day so we can catch up.

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

girl, that is just darling. I love it. I am trying to figure out exactly where it is in the yard. Not in the back. Toward the front and to the right? I can just see you out there, reading! We are still ina cold front here. Your snow covered Nogales and pushed the temps down here in Alamos. BRRRR!!!!